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At many courts, in many legal systems, judges do not work on their cases alone but are supported by assistants. Such persons may be called judicial assistant (UK), law clerk (USA), griffier (Netherlands) utreder (Norway), wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Germany),  or référendaire (European Court of Justice). Tribunal secretaries support arbitrators in international arbitration.

As different as the duties of such judicial assistants and their organisation may be, they support the decision making process of judges without being judges themselves. This poses a number of questions. Do judicial assistants have influence in the decision making process? Have judicial assistants an impact on courts as institutions? And what - if any - are the limits of the division of labour in the adjudicative process?

The role and influence of Judicial Assistants (or law clerks, legal advisors, greffier, référendaire) in Courts is examined by Prof.'in. Anne Sanders in the following projects:

2019  Expert for the CCJE Opinion No. 22 (2019) "on the role of court clerks and legal assistants within the courts and their relationships with judges"
 

CCJE Opinion 22 on the role of judicial assistants was adopted at the  plenary of he CCJE in November 2019 in Strasburg: https://rm.coe.int/opinion-22-ccje-en/168098eecb.


The Opinions of the CCJE are soft law, but are regularly consulted by national and international bodies, such as the ECtHR, as guidelines for questions regarding  judicial independence.  Prof. Dr. Anne Sanders supported the drafting process of the opinion as expert. It was the third time she has served as the CCJE's expert.

   
since 2018  Interview Study with academic staff / judges at international and national courts 
 

To date, Anne Sanders has conducted half structured interviews  in the following countries and institutions: ECJ, International Criminal Court, United Kingdom (Supreme Court and Court of Appeal), Germany (Federal Court of Justice), Slovenia (Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Commercial Court, Execution Court), Switzerland (Federal Court, High Court of Bern) , Civil Court Bern, Administrative Court Bern)

   
13.9.2019  Paper „The Role of Judicial Assistants in Europe“
  EGPA 2019 Belfast, Permanent Study Group XVIII Justice and Court Administration
   
27./28.8.
2019
Workshop"The Role and Legitimacy of Judicial Assistants in European Legal Systems" at and supported by the ZiF in Bielefeld with Dr. Nina Holvast (University of Rotterdam), Prof. Dr. Peter Mascini (University of Rotterdam), Prof. Dr. Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (University of Bergen), Prof. Dr. Gunnar Grendstad Grenstadt (University of Bergen) and Nina Betetto (Supreme Court Slovenia, Vice-President of the CCJE, University of Rotterdam).
 
   

 

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Neuerscheinung

"Judicial Assistants in Europe – A Comparative Analysis"

Prof. Dr. Anne Sanders 

International Journal for Court Administration 2. DOI

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Tipps zum Lernen in der Krise

Um insbesondere den Examenskandidaten in der aktuellen Ausnahmesituation zu helfen, haben Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Barbara Dauner-Lieb und Prof. Dr. Anne Sanders gemeinsam Tipps zum Lernen in der Krise zusammengestellt.

Gerne möchten wir auch auf den Podcastbeitrag mit Frau Prof. Dr. Dauner-Lieb hinweisen, der sich ebenfalls mit dieser Thematik beschäftigt.

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